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Burp Suite Cookbook

By : Sunny Wear
Book Image

Burp Suite Cookbook

By: Sunny Wear

Overview of this book

Burp Suite is a Java-based platform for testing the security of your web applications, and has been adopted widely by professional enterprise testers. The Burp Suite Cookbook contains recipes to tackle challenges in determining and exploring vulnerabilities in web applications. You will learn how to uncover security flaws with various test cases for complex environments. After you have configured Burp for your environment, you will use Burp tools such as Spider, Scanner, Intruder, Repeater, and Decoder, among others, to resolve specific problems faced by pentesters. You will also explore working with various modes of Burp and then perform operations on the web. Toward the end, you will cover recipes that target specific test scenarios and resolve them using best practices. By the end of the book, you will be up and running with deploying Burp for securing web applications.
Table of Contents (13 chapters)

Setting user options

User options allow a tester to save or set configurations specific to how they want Burp to be configured upon startup. There are multiple sub-tabs available under the user options tab, which include Connections, SSL, Display, and Misc. For recipes in this book, we will not be using any user options. However, the information is reviewed here for completeness.

How to do it...

Using Burp user options, let's configure your Burp UI in a manner best suited to your penetration-testing needs. Each of the items under the Connections tab is already covered in the Project options section of this chapter, hence, we will directly start with the SSL tab.